Spacey, Dancy, Danes and Groff to Help NYC Debut of "24 Hour Plays: Old Vic New Voices"

News   Spacey, Dancy, Danes and Groff to Help NYC Debut of "24 Hour Plays: Old Vic New Voices" Kevin Spacey, Hugh Dancy, Claire Danes, Jonathan Groff, Robert LuPone, Aasif Mandvi and playwright Warren Leight will take part in the developmental process for the New York debut of "The 24 Hour Plays: Old Vic New Voices."

For the first time, the event — which has played London's Old Vic since 2005 — will come to New York July 2 at The Atlantic Theater for an 8 PM curtain.

A company of 40 of young New York theatrical stars, writers, directors (ages 18-25) will create six original plays, as per The 24 Hour Plays format, in one day.

To help the teams prepare for the day-long challenge, they will undergo a series of workshops and panel discussions with Old Vic artistic director Kevin Spacey as well as actors Hugh Dancy, Claire Danes, Rachel Dratch, Jonathan Groff, Robert LuPone and Aasif Mandvi and playwrights Warren Leight and Adam Bock.

The sessions, according to a release, will "focus on skills crucial for the success of the event, including writing under pressure, vocal projection, speed-learning lines and building confidence and trust."

Tickets to the event at the Atlantic Theatre Company, 336 West 20th Street, are $20 and can be purchased by e-mail at tina@24hourplays.com. For more information visit 24hourplays.com or newvoicesny.com.